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Crop Failures to Increase Due to Global Weirding

As we’ve written a few times on Planetsave, one big effect of global weirding is likely to be massive crop failures. Rudy Ruitenberg of Bloomberg recently reported:

Crop failures such as this year in Russia are likely to become more common as climate change causes more extreme weather with heat and drought stress, according to a study led by the U.K.’s University of Leeds.

A simulation of climate change’s effect on spring wheat in northeast China showed that in the worst case, more than 35 percent of crops may fail through 2099, compared with a baseline rate of about 13 percent, the study showed.

Read more about crop failures and climate change on BusinessWeek.com.

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